Notes from the past few days: Monday notes


A total bummer from a busy personnel day: Dave Baseggio has been promoted to assistant to the general manager in Anaheim. The bummer, obviously, isn’t in the well-earned promotion for a good guy. The bummer’s that he and family will be leaving the area. Bummer, man. But great news.

The Ducks were busy, too, with a few other moves, most notably here calling Norfolk coach Trent Yawney up to be an assistant coach.

Adirondack has its new coach: Ryan Huska, late of Kelowna (WHL). And as reported widely, Willie Desjardins leaves Texas for Vancouver.

TEAM Old New
BPT Scott Pellerin (5/2)  Brent Thompson (5/2) 
MCR Mark Morris (5/7)
HER Mike Haviland (Colorado Coll., 5/9)
ADK-a Troy G. Ward (6/7) Ryan Huska (6/23)
SPR Brad Larsen (CLB ass’t, 6/16) Jared Bednar (6/16)
TEX Willie Desjardins (VAN, 6/23) 
NOR Trent Yawney (ANA ass’t, 6/23) 

a-Former Abbotsford Heat and new Adirondack Flames.

More from the coaching carousel: David Cunniff, won’t be back with Worcester, but Roy Sommer returns as Sharks head coach.

This linked story happens to be the first place that I saw that Cristopher Nilstorp is leaving the Texas Stars to go back to Sweden. Ignore that his name’s misspelled and his former team is in the wrong city in the story. It happens. (Here’s the Lakers’ story for backup.) So the Texas Stars lose their coach and their Cup-winning goalie.

Toby Petersen announced his retirement at the Stars’ Calder Cup celebration. Meanwhile, St. John’s playoff run wasn’t cheap, Robin Short writes.

Did we mention before that Alex Vazzano was going to Ottawa rookie camp? Feels like we did, but just in case: Alex Vazzano is going to Ottawa rookie camp.

Holy Cross has named former UConn coach David Berard its new coach.

And RIP, Gerry Goffin.

Michael Fornabaio

4 Responses

  1. It’s been getting a little more widespread attention lately, but it’s basically the same as it has been. Dave Andrews has been pretty open about the fact it’s expected to happen.

  2. Jeff says:

    I misspoke, yes it is the NHL’s desire to make this change. I have to research where I saw this recently.

  3. More than has been reported? Not so much. There are many pieces still to come to the whole thing, but something is likely to go down by next summer. And it’s not the AHL’s desire; comes from the NHL teams.

  4. Jeff says:

    Hello Mike,

    Any word from the league on thier desire to move AHL teams closer to their NHL parent clubs. With teams like Manchester, Worcester and Portland quickly coming to mind, how would that change the AHL landscape. Or are they still in the planning stages? Thank you.